Traditions of Popular Education

W. Bertelsman Verlag
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Report Zeitschrift fuer Weiterbildungsforschung, 2009, 32 (2), pp. 9 - 22
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Popular education is a term which has been used for a considerable time. At the out~ set, however, it should be pointed out that there are multiple perspectives, but they do not "speak" much to each other. There is a tendency to define popular education in narrow and formulaic terms, according to which tradition one is drawing on. I counter this by discussing four traditions and attempt to distil common features across the multiplicity.
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